A while back, one of our disability blog posts mentioned a massive Social Security disability scammers case. The scheme was led and carried out primarily by members of the FDNY and NYPD. It is estimated that the scheme began in 1988 and, during its more than 25 years, defrauded the Social Security Administration of an estimated $400 million. While it took a while, authorities eventually caught on, and over 100 retired New York police officers and firefighter were charged with fraud-related crimes in connection with their involvement in the scheme. Four individuals are said to have been
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes unprovoked seizures. A diagnosis, according to the Mayo Clinic, requires at least two unprovoked seizures. Approximately 180,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year, and it is estimated that 1 in 100 individuals will suffer from an unprovoked seizure at some point during their lifetime. Epilepsy can be similar to migraines in that the exact cause is often unknown but the symptoms can be debilitating and downright scary. Unlike migraines, there are listings for epilepsy included on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA)
At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we focus our practice on disability claims. This means we have had the opportunity to work on a vast number of disability cases and address a wide variety of unique issues. One question that comes up frequently in these cases regards the rights of same-sex couples. Ultimately, it all depends on certain specifics.